Weekend Briefing | News from April 25 – 19

Black Diamond has found itself without a city attorney, and the city council has hired its own legal representation with one big question on the table: who will pay, the city or council members? Also, Green River College students and faculty organize a walk out in protest of the current college administration and how it is handling budget cuts. May is also Wildfire Awareness month with an educational event about how to prepare for a wildfire emergency with King County, and speaking of fire, the Fire District #28 levy lid lift measure looks to be passing.

Black Diamond in limbo over city attorney services

In the latest development to come out of Black Diamond, the city is now without a city attorney, although she maintains she was fired illegally. The city council hired their own attorney to deal with any issues relating to the city attorney’s termination or the new council rules. Also, a council woman was censured for giving false information on a public disclosure request. Read more about the April 21 Black Diamond Council meeting here.

Students, faculty walk out amid high tensions at Green River College

Tension is high and continues to rise at the Green River College as students and faculty become increasingly upset over the college’s budget cuts and how administration is planning to balance the budget. Students and faculty organized a walk out last Friday to express their displeasure with the situation. Read more about the walkout and the grievances many students and faculty have against the institution’s administration here.

Wildfire Awareness Month | King County

Firefighters all around the state are gearing up for another fire season. Last year was worse than most, so to prepare everyone, King County is making sure everyone known that May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and the county invites residents to a wildfire workshop May 4 to educate people about how to handle a wildfire emergency. Read more about Wildfire Awareness Month here.

Enumclaw/King County Fire District 28 levy passing

The Enumclaw Fire Department’s levy lift measure on the April 26 special election ballot is currently passing with 53 percent yes votes to 47 percent no votes. Keep tabs on the election results here.

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